Arts & Entertainment

Welcome to the Arts & Entertainment Community! In this community, members will find resources that assist in their education and development of skills needed to excel in these areas of interest. You’ll also find blogs, career development resources, and career opportunities in these areas of focus. is an international job board focused solely on art-related careers and opportunities. Search the best museum, gallery, curator and art handling jobs.

Art Search
ART JOBS in the US. Job posting in arts, culture, education. Theatre, museum, gallery careers September 2023. Submit job, free resume listings.

Art Jobs on Indeed

Official Art Jobs & Open Calls
The community for the arts, cultural and creative industries. Share opportunitiesarts open callscompetitionscasting calls, and creative jobs

College Art Association (CAA)
The Online Career Center is the largest database of employment listings in the art and academic worlds. Job seekers may search listings and post their CV, and employers may submit classified advertisements and browse information about potential candidates. Other features allow schools and institutions to set up interviews at the CAA conference and elsewhere.

Working at the National Gallery of Art

Art Search

National Endowment for the Arts


National Association of Broadcasters

National Public Radio

The American Communication Association (ACA)

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC)

National Communication Association 

Social Media Association

United Talent Agency Job Listings

Entertainment Careers

First-Years ➡️ Declare Your Major NOW!

You are eligible to declare a major starting Friday, February 16 through Friday, March 22 at 4:30pm. 

Did you know? While you may already be taking classes in your major and/or consulting with a faculty advisor in your major department, all new students at …

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Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling at Iowa

Are you interested in psychology, sociology, social work, health care disciplines, public affairs and political science, communication, business, athletics, and the arts and looking to take your knowledge to the next level!?!?

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What to Wear to a Career Fair

There are many things to do when getting ready for your first career fair. Don’t forget to plan your wardrobe while you are perfecting your resume and practicing your …

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Study Abroad in Japan Next Year 🇯🇵

Want to study abroad in Japan next year?!? The Kobe City University of Foreign Studies might be the right fit for you!! Be immersed in Japanese culture and language through their Japanese Language Program! Make an appointment with Steven Duke …

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Career Resources

Employment Tips for International Students

In addition to the tailored resources and advice below, international students should also refer to …

Acting / Theatre Resources

Below are various resources linked to the fields of theatre, film, fine arts, history, museum studies, music, photography, and writing.

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Viking Connections

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Skill Building Courses

NEW COURSE: Career and Life Design: Strategies for Career Success

Taught by Laura Kestner-Ricketts & Shelby Olson
New J-Term Course designed for juniors and seniors focused on Career Success! Develop short- and long-term career strategies Dive into…

The Art of Photo Composition

Taught by Tracey Clark
Have you ever been excited about taking a picture, only to find yourself disappointed by the results? Practice and failure…

Designing with the Golden Ratio

Taught by Michael Ruocco
Many of the world’s most beautiful things share the same golden ratio (approximately 1.618). This ancient proportion lends order and…

Cinematic Composition for Video Productions

Taught by Eduardo Angel
Composition is one of the least understood yet most important aspects of video. Like good storytelling, in order to achieve…

LSC- 401: Career and Life Design: Strategies for Career Success

Taught by Shelby Olson
For SENIORS considering or pursuing grad school, job search, gap year, or those with no plan Using an innovative framework…

The Elements of Composition for Illustrators

Taught by Mary Jane Begin
Understanding how to arrange the elements of a composition is critical to a successful final piece. Like the skeleton of…

Creating a Hand-Drawn Type Portrait

Taught by Von Glitschka
Watch a professional artist at work, Von Glitschka, as he creates a type-based portrait, or “type face,” of director Alfred…

Painting and Developing a Composition

Taught by Mary Jane Begin
We asked illustrator Mary Jane Begin to create a brand-new composition from three (surprise) elements. The goal? To teach members…

5-Day Photo Challenge: Composition

Taught by Ben Long
How do you get better at photography? By challenging yourself every day. In this five-day photo challenge, Ben Long introduces…

Graphic Design History: The Arts and Crafts Movement

Taught by Sean Adams
Learning about graphic design concepts and approaches of the past can help inform and inspire your work in the present.…

Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals

Taught by Bill Dill
Creative decision making lies at the core of great filmmaking. To shoot a movie, you need to understand how the…

Learning Cinematography: 2 Working on Set

Taught by Bill Dill
The Cinematography series with ASC cinematographer and professor Bill Dill covers what you need to know to shoot a modern…

Learning Cinematography: 3 Hands On Techniques

Taught by Bill Dill
The Cinematography series with cinematographer and professor Bill Dill, ASC, covers useful, practical information that can help aspiring cinematographers bring their motion…

Creating a Short Film: 07 Cinematography

Taught by Chad Perkins
The 13-part Creating a Short Film training series showcases what it actually takes to create a short film—from the brainstorming…

Photography: Advanced Composition

Taught by Ben Long
What makes a good photo? Understanding why a composition works—or why it doesn’t—can be difficult. However, by analyzing images and…

The Elements of Effective Photographs

Taught by Natalie Fobes
Many elements come together to make an effective photo, whether it’s a magazine cover shot or a photo of a…

ENGL-298 Career Discovery (1 Credits)

Taught by McDowell, Joseph (Lecture)
This class provides a personalized framework for English majors to help them discover how they might apply their major after…

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Drop-in topics include:

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